Mira Rajput must have been completely oblivious about the controversies that would follow her even days after she made some unnerving remarks about being a stay at home mother, at an event.
Mira got married to actor Shahid Kapoor in July 2015 and was blessed with a baby girl, Misha Kapoor in 2016. Ever since they got married, they have been in the news. Sometimes it’s their cute PDA on Instagram that grabs the headlines while sometimes it is their colour coordinated attires that become the talk of the time. But things seem to have taken a U-turn for the star-wife as this time she is all over social media for all the wrong reasons.
At an event on the International Women’s Day earlier this month, Mira was invited to share her insight on strong women, talked at length about her daughter Misha and also gave her piece of mind on the working mothers. She said, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and rush off to work, why did I have her? She is not a puppy; I want to be there for her as a mother.”
While the ‘puppy’ statement must have been a slip-of-tongue for Mira, the social media went on a slamming spree as they felt her comments were hurtful for the working mothers who not only strive hard to excel in their careers but also make great mothers.
Among many who were criticising Mira for making an insensitive comment, one of them was her classmate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. The classmate took to Facebook to share how she felt about her comments and revealed an unknown side of Mira Rajput in her Facebook post.
Here’s what her classmate had to say to Mira:
Having watched your interview, I feel extremely enraged today. I’ve spent three years in the same college and batch as you. I can say today with confidence that your idea of feminism is extremely flawed. Seeing you walk around with your posse in college, belittling women who were not skinny enough or did not subscribe to your fashion ‘standards’ makes me wonder what you ever did to have a moral high ground over anyone at any point. Your narrow world view is astounding, to say the least. And not to forget, how your statement about working mothers takes us years back in reaching actual empowerment of which you seem to know nothing.
With lots of aggression,
An informed feminist
Mira Rajput graduated in English Literature from one of Delhi’s pioneer colleges Lady Sri Ram College for women in 2015.
Earlier, hubby Shahid Kapoor came out in defense of his dearest wife and said that she didn’t mean to hurt anyone and it wasn’t a direct comment. She was representing the lesser known group of women, who need to be represented. We wonder what Shahid has got to say to Mira’s classmate!